Robbie Rogers: why coming out as gay meant I had to leave football As a self-confessed Californian dude who grew up playing soccer. When the soccer player Robbie Rogers stepped onto the field as a member of the L.A. Galaxy in the 77th minute of the team's match against. Coming Out to Play has ratings and 79 reviews. Larry said: There's a point toward the end of Robbie Rogers' new memoir, Coming Out to Play, when he r.
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Robbie struggled for so long, trying to reconcile who he really is with what he was taught growing up, both inside his family and by his religion, and his relationship with God as he sees and feels it.
Make of that what you will. I remember when all of this was happening, when he first came out, left soccer, and then returned, and all of the overwhelmingly positive support he received.
Then when I heard he had written his story up to this point, I bookmarked it. While the world around Robbie was changing with breathtaking speed, he knew that for a gay man playing a professional team sport it might as well be He could be a robbie rogers coming out to play soccer player. Was it going to change them?
You deserve to take that same walk, down the players tunnel and have your own partner or loved ones waiting for you. It helps one to empathize with homosexuals in our current day society. Rogers is a very complex person with many interests far beyond sports.
He isn't afraid to portray himself or his actions as unsympathetic at times, and he doesn't excuse certain things he did. You can almost feel how tightly wound he was through most of his life, and how finally revealing his true self to his family was tremendously freeing and cathartic, and I'm not ashamed to admit, it unsurprisingly made me robbie rogers coming out to play little emotional.
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They often don't mean what they say. It's that pack mentality — they're trying to get a laugh, they're trying to be the top guy. It's like high school again — on steroids.
Professional footballers are very interesting and from all walks of life.
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They have great stories when you get them away from the banter and the pack. They can really open up.
To become a professional footballer there is something special about you. You need this drive, this hunger.
Adding the gay aspect doesn't make a great cocktail. That would be so scary. The guys might have said, 'That's great, Robbie.
Coming Out to Play by Robbie Rogers
But because no-one's done it and because of the things I've heard in the dressing room I just thought: Not at any club — anywhere. Maybe a lot of fans aren't homophobic. But, in a stadium, sometimes they want to destroy you.